Rebeccavet : Hi Clubhouse,
Rebeccavet : Thanks for your questions about Ralphie.My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a licensed veterin.
Rebeccavet : When he makes the wheeze, is he sucking air in, or exhaling it? Is his mouth open, or closed?
Rebeccavet : He may be "reverse sneezing" which is a form of allergic reaction to pollen, dust, or smoke. Reverse sneezing happens with the mouth closed and the noise is made with exhalation. It sounds dreadful, and isn't as bad as it sounds.
Rebeccavet : My own dog does this a lot, and the Chinese herb Pe Min Kan really helps. 2 to 3 pills, twice daily and it can be found in herb shops, Whole Foods, and health food type stores.
Rebeccavet : Benedryl can also be helpful. One milliigram per pound up to three times daily.